Posted by: Faye | 2009-03-30

Weight Loss


I need to lose 5kg, i have started walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes a day, i have cereal and fruit for breakfast,protein and salad on low gi bread for lunch,protein and salad for supper, some days a chocolate before supper, i drink 2 litres of water a day, will this alow me to lose weight, i aslo take 50mg of eltroxin daily and cheat abit on the weekend?

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Dear Faye
You should lose weight on the diet you describe provided that your protein portions are not too large, that you stick to one chocolate not a slab and don't cheat so much over weekends that you undo the whole week's good work. Your diet is deficient in calcium if you don't have any fat-free milk, yoghurt or cottage cheese on a daily basis - you need at least 3 servings to provide the 1200 mg of calcium a day that a woman needs. Don't overdo you water intake as this can be counterproductive. Adults require 2,5 litres of LIQUID a day, which includes all the drinks you have including coffee, tea, cold drinks, fruit juice, and water.
Good luck with the regimen

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